What is the ACC “Working Dog Certification Program”?

The primary objective in the establishment of this program is to encourage the development and use of those natural working and retrieving abilities for which the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was originally bred. Additionally, it is hoped that the program will provide another available means to help determine future breeding stock.

This description should be read and followed in conjunction with the “Guidelines to the Judges and Handlers” and the “Suggestions for Line Procedures”. 

Dogs must be at least six months of age and American Kennel Club (AKC), Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) registered or holding a foreign registry acceptable in the country holding the stake.  An AKC ILP or PAL number is an acceptable registration to be able to compete in this program.

 For more information go to the WD Page of the ACC Website.